For months now, we’ve been wanting to make brownies but balked because the gluten makes my stomach hurt and get all bloaty, and the gluten-free recipes we’ve found seem too complicated or involve buying flours we would use for only that purpose and nothing else.
However, today we found a gluten-free brownie recipe that finally hits the mark and is delicious.
I just made this in my mixing bowl, but you can also make this in a food processor.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 375˙F.
Take 1 CUP OF BUTTER (2 sticks) and let it come to room temperature.
Pulse 1-1/4 CUP CHOCOLATE CHIPS in your food processor (I used my VitaMix), until they are chopped into little bits, and combine with your butter.
Then, add the following:
- 1 CUP Organic Coconut Palm Sugar (sugar from the nectar of the coconut palm flower)
- 4 EGGS (**I did a half recipe and forgot to add two more eggs to my picture!!)
- 6 TBSP Cocoa Powder (Mine is raw cocoa powder from Mountain Rose Herbs. $12/lb)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract (buy here)
- 2 TBSP rice flour (buy here)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (buy here)
Just mix it all together; batter will be a little lumpy.
For a full recipe, you’ll need to use a 9″x12″ pan. Butter the inside of this liberally, and I mean just coat it with buttery goodness! Spread batter into pan—about a half inch to 3/4 in thick.
I added chopped raw peanuts to half of it because Frank likes peanuts and chocolate together. I pulsed these in my Vitamix, as well.
BAKE on 375˙F for 25-30 min. My oven is old, and the temperature is probably a little off, so it might only take 20 minutes, but I couldn’t say for sure. Keep an eye on it between 20 and 30 minutes. It is done when it looks set and it is a little hard on the top. I would recommend going for a longer time if you’re not sure. The eggs make the brownies nice and gooey, so you’ll want those to cook through.
I hope you like these brownies as much as we did! They are super rich and chocolatey! A chocolate-lover’s heaven! I also thought that the coconut palm sugar gave it a warm, dark taste, as well—like a rich brown sugar. Mmmmmm….